2014 Lincoln Navigator
If you yearn for old-style American luxury, as embodied by a luxurious full-size, truck-based, body-on-frame sport-utility vehicle, the 2014 Lincoln Navigator may be one of the last holdouts in the category. It's a more luxurious take on the Ford Expedition, seemingly designed for Middle America, the place where the 72-ounce steak is a sign of success, as is the ever-present fantasy that yes, you could tow a loaded horse trailer--if you wanted.
The sad fact is, cell phones aren't perfect. Sure, they keep us connected to friends around the globe, but they also make it possible for us to spend entire holiday dinners face down in Facebook, ignoring everyone around us. And that's to say nothing of mobile phones' tragic effect on auto fatality rates.
On New Year's Eve in San Francisco, a six-year-old girl was killed and her family members were seriously injured when they were struck by a vehicle while crossing the street. According to TechCrunch, the driver of that vehicle, Syed Muzzafar, worked for Uber.
Michael Schumacher remains in a French hospital in an induced coma on his 45th birthday today. The last update given by his medical team, made on January 1, 2014, was that the Formula One racing legend remains in a stable yet critical condition.
Nissan's luxury brand is seeing red. The Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge concept isn't scheduled to appear until the 2014 Detroit Auto Show in a couple of weeks, but Infiniti decided to show it off early.
Now that the initial buzz surrounding the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has worn off, Chevrolet is expanding the number of dealers eligible to sell the car. You may recall that during the car’s sales launch last fall, Chevrolet limited the Corvette Stingray’s availability to only those dealers that had sold four or more Corvettes the previous year.
2012 Fisker Karma
The fate of Fisker Automotive is back in court after a flurry of legal moves by various parties to the bankruptcy. A court hearing is scheduled for Friday, January 10, to determine whether the bankrupt Fisker Automotive will be sold to a Hong Kong investment group or to Wanxiang, China's largest auto-parts maker.
As we noted in our roundup of most popular stories last year, the topic of covering pickup trucks turned controversial on Green Car Reports this year. It started with a story on how what technologies we expect to be used for the 2015 Ford F-150 to boost its fuel economy from the current 18 mpg combined to 22 mpg combined or higher.
Apparently, solar panels are a lot like plants. Just as some people believe plants respond well to music, solar panels seem to perform better when "listening," according to a study by London's Imperial College.